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Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
jamie costello and kelly swoope will follow. >>> a police officer and president obama's motorcade was killed in a highway accident sunday during the visit to west palm beach. police say a pickup truck hit officer bruce st. lawrence motorcade, pushing him in to a guardrail. he was traveling ahead of the president's motorcade. he was preparing to close access to the highway when the accident happened. president obama sent condolences to the family. >>> a boat overturned. the group was on a dragon boat saturday afternoon. the boat was an oversized canoe. it had several people on board. no one was hurt. not clear what caused the boat to overturn. >>> a 12-year-old boy called a hero after steering his family to safety. his dad was having a seizure while he was driving. he knew his family was in danger, his 9-year-old sister has special needs and in the backseat. he grabbed the steering wheel, pulled the car to safety and dialed 911. his mother credits her son with saving the family and count less people on the busy road. >>> this is the damage from two tornados that touched down in kno
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Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
charities. we will keep you updated on the condition. >>> let obama finish the job, that's what former president bill clinton had to say to the country last night. and tonight, it will be the president's turn. his speech has been moved inside and this is because of weather. brandi hitt has the latest from charlotte. >> reporter: president obama joined bill clinton on stage after one of the most loved democrats delivered his resounding endorsement. >> we're going to keep president obama on the job. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: president clinton who led the country during a strong economy validated the current president's economic plan and said no president could fully repair the damage in four years. >> the republican argument against the president's re- election was actually pretty simple. pretty snappy. we left in a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough and fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: clinton spent the night dismantling mitt romney's attacks. >> as another president once said, there they go again. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and said democrats ha
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
obama for a second term. among tonight's speakers former president bill clinton, also our u.s. senator barbara mccloskey. she'll be highlighting the democrat women candidates running for senate and she'll be joined by some of them on the stage. speaking of women, speaking of powerful, last night michelle obama gave the headlining speech. her goal was to show her husband's softer side as a family man and a person. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like his dad and grandmother. he's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. that's why he signed the lilli ledbetter pay act, to help women get equal pay for equal work. >> president obama was not in north carolina for his wife's speech. he was watching in d.c. with their two daughters. and, of course, right before the keynote speech last night, governor o'malley took the stage and abc 2 news' linda stow breaks down what he talked about and the reaction. linda, a big focus on jobs, right? >>reporter: yeah, he used maryland as an example, pointing to the state's 29 mobilities
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
carolina is getting ready for the convention. meanwhile, advisers to both president obama and mitt romney battled it out on the sunday talk shows. >> when he took office shortly after his inog ration he said if he didn't have this economy turned around in three years, his presidency would be a one- term proposition. the economy has not turned around. >> in tampa we saw nothing but insults and old slogans and tired old ideas. in charlotte, the president is going to focus on a plan to provide the middle class in the country necessary and needed security by investing in research and invasion and strengthen the middle class. >> reporter: president oballotta winding down the road to -- obama winding down the road to charlotte tour made comments. >> they don't work didn't work then won't work now they didn't create jobs or cut the deficit and they are not a plan to move this country forward. and we believe in something better. >> reporter: campaigning in pennsylvania, vice president biden took aim at the romney campaign's 5 point economic plan. >> it won't grow the economy. it didn't do
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
the imposition of the will of the united states. the president did obama did such on-- touch on the speech. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> obama said time is run willing out-- running out for iran to resolve the dispute. >>> more mosquito spraying to stop the spread of west nile virus. the department of agriculture says people should stay inside during the spraying which will happen around 7:30 weather permitting. storms are expected for the area. 30 people across the state have been diagnosed with west nile. three people have died. >>> people who donate blood are tuning out more than the blood -- finding out more than their blood type. 36 people found out they have west nile while donating blood. the state has 8 deaths in oklahoma and more than 150 illnesses. blood donations facilities test for west nile among other diseases year-round. nurses say whoa wouldn't be surprised if -- say they wouldn't be surprised if more people turned up with the disease. >>> last month, kill co brought the steel mill for 72 million dollar
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Sep 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
now. president obama got taken off his feet by one very enthusiastic supporter. take a look at this that happened as the president was doing his weekend bus tour in florida. he stopped by a restaurant and this is in fort pierce. the owner was so excited he lifted the president about a foot off the ground. he is a big guy. he says he just couldn't help himself. >> i guess i got caught you will in the -- caught up in the moment e opened up the door and was like where's scott and when i saw him he came right at me and shook my hand and i was just so excited i just gave him a big hug and picked him up. it was crazy. >> exciting having a president go to your business. and he says he describes himself as register republican who voted for obama in 2008 and plans to do so again in november. >>> there's a battle over territory going on in texas. it seems the town of austin not big enough for two teams. vandals loy to the university of texas used orange spray paint to put a giant ut over the top of a texas a&m football billboard and then a&m the logo covered in orange paint. >>> some runners
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
close. >> reporter: as president obama accepted the democratic nomination in charlotte, he asked voters for another four years. >> you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that built up over decades. >> reporter: he told americans frustrated with his first term there are two different paths to choose from. >> we can get more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas or we are start rewarding companies that open new plans and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> reporter: he even threw a few punches at mitt romney over foreign policy. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insoughting our closeist allies. >> reporter: joe biden laid out attacks while defending the president. >> this man has courage that's so compassionate in his heart and a spine of steel. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> reporter: the night was full of celebrities performances and tears. as former congresswoman g
ABC
Sep 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
yesterday to one count of running a theft ring. and michelle obama is in maryland today campaigning for her husband. later on tonight she'll be at a fundraiser at a private home. >>> the orioles are trying to generate postseason excitement. starting today there will be rallies at various stops. those end october 2nd. >>> today the president will designate a national monument in colorado, holding significance to native american tribes. colorado members of congress have tried since 2009 to get the rock established as a monument. >>> the penalty you'll have to pay if you don't have health insurance by 2016 is now beginning to be higher than initially expected. under the affordable care act, americans must be insured by 2014. if not, you have to pay up. in 2014, it would be no more than 1% of your income or $285 per family, whichever is greater. but the penalty will rise by 2016, jumping to 2.5% or $2,000 per family. >>> 25% of baltimore makes less than 11,000-dollar a year. individuals have a higher percentage with children. those numbers are from the latest statistics from the 2011 census
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
a mob stormed the u.s. consulate and set it on fire. president barack obama says that the u.s. will work with the libyan government to find those who are responsible. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake justice will be done. >> marines are headed to libya to reinforce security while the pentagon right now moving two warships to the libyan coast. remember to stay with "good morning maryland" because this morning we're going to be talking live with a former "baltimore sun" reporter who's now in chi rhee. her name is -- cairo. her name is nancy and she's been following the crisis in libya very closely and going to give us inside perspective about the consulate as well as the attack on the embassy. >>> remember that it quickly became a household word that made us cringe. now the company is making up and filing their defamation lawsuit. beef products inc.. they are filing the suit today in the wake of the publicity storm over the meat product. grocery stores pulled the meat with the filler off the shelves and some
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 4:30am EDT
be in court this morning. he is charged with attempting to assassinate president obama. he faces life in prison if he is convicted. >>> and aberdeen police officer who was -- who died last week will be buried today at bel air memorial gardens. >>> brett favre will be in court this morning. two massage therapists are suing him. they say that he sent them inappropriate text messages in 2008. >>> today is the sendoff for police commissioner. it starts at 7:00 and open to the public. so everybody is free to show up. >>> the white house is welcoming members of the u.s. 2012 olympic and paralympic teams this morning. the groups will be joined by the president and first lady. it's happening on the south lawn of the white house. >>> and we'd like to picture our state's waterways beautiful and pristine. but the sad truth is they are not. they can often be filled with debris and trash. there's an effort this weekend to help clean it up. >> reporter: rocky point water park. beautiful views and you can't beat the swimming. >> waiting for a bite. >> reporter: diane cummings is looking for a s
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
and edwards as well as mikulski. the speech is from michelle obama and leian castro. the dnc will wrap up thursday when obama gives his address. >>> the dnc has gotten off to a soggy stat but here is something, a tower cam captured a rainbow over charlotte, north carolina, as storms passed through the area. >>> we had rainy weather across our region. i guess you say this is going to come for a few more days. >> it is going to linger. we have the remnants of isaac moving in across the area. we will have this until wednesday and showers around in to thursday. we can see what is going on, i'm going to zoom in closer. we have a few showers lingering, frederick county, carroll county, to the north and east. if you are heading to pennsylvania, this morning, you are going to run in to heavier rain showers across the area. they have flood watches and warnings in the vicinity. temperatures, once again, very warm outside, muggy, we can see the 76 degrees, annapolis, 72 marriottsville. 70 westminster. edgewood 74. 73 elkton. >>> by 6:00, the roads in downtown baltimore should be re- opened for yo
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 5:30pm EDT
the stage to support president obama. democrats are hoping it will add some credibility to the obama campaign. clinton headlines tonight's speeches and presidentbama will cap it off tonight. and our senior senator barbara mikulski will attend. >>> some political souvenirs have a long tradition, but others go outside the bo. karen kay a takes us shopping in charlotte. >> reporter: conventions only last once every four years. republicans have their elephant share of ms. in tampa. in charlotte for the democrats, it's much the same. it show political pride there's everything from hats to socks. the youth vote play a major role in democrat success in 2008. it might be part of a long-term party strategy. as it's been for generations of campaigns, there are buttons, lots and lots of buttons, inside and outside the hall. >> i like this one with the image of them. >> reporter: the point is to create a lasting memory but some may not make the plane ride home. >> from cupcakes to candy boxes that feature the first lady and president obama. >> reporter: they have likenesses of the president, fir
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
obama is going to have to put on a big performance on thursday night to get bump as well. >> wall, the speeches tonight including governor o'malley at 10:00 followed by a relatively unknown mayor from texas, san antonio. what's this about? >> reporter: yes, san antonio mayor julian castro. not a lot of people know about him but he takes to the national stage tonight. he is 37 years old. he's a rising star in the democratic party and will be the first latino to deliver a keynote address at the democratic national convention. here's what he had to say. >> immigration, education, healthcare, and any number of issues, he has been a very effective advocate for the latino community. >> reporter: people are already starting to draw some parallels between obama's speech in 2004 when people didn't necessarily know so much about the state senator and how this is going to be a similar setting for the san antonio mayor. he has some big shoes to film tonight. >> that's interesting. addition to castro, people are waiting for the first lady, mall -- michelle obama. she is supposed toew? stick to a mo
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Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm EDT
weekend forecast coming up. >>> now to democracy 2012 news tonight, president obama and mitt romney both delivered major speeches today, focused on for policy. tory dunnan joins us live from washington. hello. we don't often get a chance to hear the scanneds talk about these types of issues, do we? >> reporter: we don't. either candidate mentioned the other but it was clear that politics were at play. >> thank you very much oar while speaking to the united nations general assembly president obama addressed the recent deadly lay tacks in the middle east. >> this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: he criticized the video that led to the widespread violence. at the same time obama -- >> i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: the romney campaign criticized obama for not being tough enough on iran. today the president sought to silence his critics. >> we believe there is time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited. >> reporter: mitt romney spoke at the clinton global initiative. he argued global stability comes through ec
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm EDT
going into next week. >> president obama and mitt romney campaigned once again in the same state two days in a row. tory dunnan joins u live from washington. yesterday it was ohio. where were the candidates taking their message to today? >> they decided to hold events at pretty much the same time. let's take a look hoot the numbers. this is a cnn poll. it shows president obama has a lead over mitt romney 50% to 44%. both decided to criticize each other's economic plans. >> my opponent a big believer in topdown economics. we tried it in the last decade before i was elected president. it didn't work then and it won't work now. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: back in 2008 virginia ended up going to obama. he was the first democrat to take the state since 1964. >> troy, both candidates have new ads out. tell us what we can expect to hear in the new campaign ads? >> reporter: let's start with the obama campaign. they release
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
hurt. >>> president barack obama is hoping to sway older voters and those working toward retirement. >> mitt romney is promising to repeal the president's healthcare plan. we'll have the latest in tonight's democracy 2012. >> is the most popular couple expecting? watch coming up. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> if you were stuck in this traffic this weekend, you had a whole lot of company. traffic and parking an absolute nightmare. the county had the day 2 canceled because of the problems. mutters are obstacle courses held in the mud all over the world. more than half a million people participated but this one is being
ABC
Sep 12, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and shocking attack. >> reporter: president obama appeared in the rose garden to speak out on the attack in libya that killed the u.s. ambassador and three americans. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: republican candidate mitt romney also expressed outrage over the attack but was critical of what he calls the administration's initial response to the protest in egypt. romney claimed the administration sympathized with those who waged the attacks. the u.s. embassy in cairo condemning, quote the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims has weakened efforts to offend believers. the state and white house disavowed the statement as unauthorized. today romney stood by his words when asked whether he had jumped the gun. >> the white house distanced itself from the statement saying this wasn't cleared by washington. that reflects the mixed signals they're sndzing to the world. >> reporter: the president responded to romney's criticism of the white hou
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took on the task
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm EDT
foreign policy. we have more on that from washington. >> reporter: today president obama is off the campaign trail, but the republican candidates are definitely on the attack. >> amid all of these threats and dangers, what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today mitt romney's running mate, paul ryan, kicked off his speech to a large group of conservatives at the values voters summit. >> in the days ahead and in the years ahead, american foreign policy needs morale clarity and firmness of purpose. >> reporter: some of the speakers seemed to join ryan by poking fun at the president's global strategy, including the congresswoman michele bachmann. >> president obama needs to get his priorities straight. what he needs to do is cancel his interview with david letterman, cancel his meeting with beyonce and jay-z and  instead agree to meet with the prime minister of is israel benjamin netanyahu. >> and they released a statement right after paul roin's speech saying his the p and dishonest. this was president obama's message for the american people. >> w
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Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
families of those who were killd were allowed to spoke. >>> in washington, president obama and michelle obama laid a wreath at the memorial of the pentagon victims. vice-president joe biden gathered with a crowd in shanksville, pennsylvania. >> here we are in anne arundel where there as a tribute to the fallen in millersville. that memorial features steel beams salvaged from the rubble have you the twin towers. >> we're here today in front of this memorial which we put here two years ago to honor, not only those who lost their lives, 68 maryland residents, but to thank the first responders, the police, the fire, emergency medical personnel hop went into those burning buildings. >> the beams were donated by the port authority of new york and new jersey. if you'd lick to visit, it's located in front of the fire and police headquarters in millersville. >>> in baltimore the world trade center shadow moved crass. it's inscribed with a timeline. the white marble base and twisted steel taken from the north tower of the world trade center looked like a sun dial following the destructio
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Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
washington, president obama and the first lady observed a month of silence on the south lawn. the obamas later layed a white ploarl wroaght and visited wounded soldiers at walter reed center. >> the best threng you can say about art modell is he made us forget our time without football. art modell may have been the only man to pull this off. >> owners and executives all gathered in park heights to bid farewell to one of pro football's visionaries. ravens players like joe flacco, ray rice and others, art modell changed the game and the men who played it. >> there is no jim brown. there is no baltimore ravens if there's no modell. the question he leaves today, if you did nothing else in life, what will you fight for? what legacy will you leave. >> reporter: modell helped the league break new ground, unionize and moving the two leagues into one and it would push the game's later to new heights. >> it's appropriate that last night, here in baltimore, the ravens hosted monday night football, one of the great success stories in televisn history. part and pete roselle created monday night footb
ABC
Sep 10, 2012 5:30pm EDT
wondering will there be a bounce. if so how bismght the new cnnorc poll shows president obama getting 52% from likely vote are apsd mitt romney at 46%. just before the democratic convention, the two were tied. it appears president obama got a four point bump. in comparison mitt romney pulled off a one point jump. paul ryan is focusing on fund-raising. he's in portland. mitt romney -- >> forward is his campaign slow gafnlt i think forewarned is a better term. we know what would happen if he were ree leaked. we've seen more years of high unemployment, more years of massive deficits. we're forewarned. that's why we're not going to recollect this man. >> reporter: he called this post convention bounce of the democrats a sugar high and was quick to point out that republicans right now have more cash on hand, something clearly that they feel is a critical point as we move into the last 57 days of the election. >> sense you mentioned cash are they seeing a bump in the president's campaign dollars sense last week. >> reporter: president obama outraised mitt romney in the month of augu
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Sep 21, 2012 5:30pm EDT
in saxes and hear reaction from the obama campaign coming up. you. we know you. we know you have to rise early... and work late, with not enough sleep in between. how you sometimes need to get over to that exit, like, right now. and how things aren't... just about you anymore. introducing the all-new, smart-sensing... honda accord. it starts with you. but it isn't always easy to find one... anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life. a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work. >>> beautiful bright blue sky. that is the story today, 76 degrees around ball. dew point at 60, a light southeast breeze. compare this evening to what we'll be seeing sunday night. we'll be falling through the 50s rapidly durin
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Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm EDT
aim at president obama in their convention. this week the democrats get their chance to respond. tory dunnan joins us now from the site of this week's democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina i know things are just getting underway. tell us what's happening now. >> reporter: organizers at the dnc are making sure things are ready. you have supporters and delegates arriving in charlotte. one thing that will be different is, of course, the message. democrats watched republicans in tampa hammer the president on the economy. >> millions of americans are unsure about their future. >> that money wasn't just spent and wasted it. was borrowed, spent and wasted. >> we must reign -- reign in the skyrocketing cost. >> reporter: with the tough question, whether voters are better off now than four years ago. >> folks, let me make something clear and slay it to the press. america is better off today than they left us when they left. >> reporter: here convention hall democrats will unveil a star studded lineup to match the enthusiasm from four years ago. >> you know my husban
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
creaption and voiced his support for president obama. governor o'malley is set to take the stage at 10:00 in charlotte and will be introducing the keynote speaker, julian castro. >>> they will be showing the documentary "bully." it highlights the problem across the country. it will be shown at the amc theater at the columbia maw. families can check it out at the reduced price on september the 29th and october the 6th. you can check out the story under the local news tab on abc2news.com for a link to buy tickets. >>> in your consumer alert, the labor day weekend has come and gone but we will all have to keep laboring to put gas in the car. as of yesterday officials say about 12% of manned oil rigs in the gulf were still not online. aaa said the average price is up to $3.82. in baltimore we're lower at $3.76. this day last year we were 0 -- 20 cents lower. >>> it's been a few months since new york mayor michael bloomberg proposed the crackdown on sugary drinks. mayor bloomberg's plan will go to the city board of health. >>> her show is now six days away. we're excited to have katie couric's
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to the kitchen. >>> first lady michelle obama is in m. tonight. she spent the afternoon on the campus of morgan state where she hosted a private fund-raiser. the events were closed to the public. >>> maryland created 1400 jobs in august but the unemployment rate rose. it's up from 7% in july. the numbers were released by the u.s. department of labor. maryland saw an increase in the unemployment rate. nevada continues to have the highest and north dakota has the lowest. >>> temperature wise it's comfortable. nice start to the weekend. we have a clear sky, a little sunlight and temperatures in the mid-70s. bel air upper 70s. humidity has come up in the last few hours. that's having an impact. clear now but a new front is on the board and beginning to march in our direction. it's sparking showers across northern indiana, northern ohio. as we go into the latter evening, mid-60s by morning and clouds on the increase. we'll talk about how conditions will change saturday this time, saturday evening. >>> general motors is recalling more than 450,000 cars tonight. some of them are rolli
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: president obama has deployed troops equipped for combat, lib why and yemen to defend u.s. citizens and property. the anti-american activity it is feared it will worsen across the m. me after days of protest and violence. the police in riot gear launched tear gas to a sea of protestors in cairo. many here say the movie is denigrating the prophet muhammad. ahead of friday's clashes, the president spoke for more than seven minutes on state tv trying to calm tensions. >>> now for some local perspective on the protest in the maine and the movie that sparked the deadly violence, tune in to square off this sunday. the show hosted is dive ing into the latest events overseas. square off airs here on abc 2 at 11:00 a.m. sunday. >>> and the chicago teachers' strike appears to be headed to a resolution after nearly a week. the negotiators returned with a framework in place that could end the strike. both sides are not calling the deal a final contract, but they say the negotiations were productive. >> it was a really, really long night. we believe, i think, that it was beneficial. i
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
safety. >> reporter: foreign service officers around the world are on high alert. president obama ordered increased security due to concerns that the rest could spread. >> every day all across the world, american diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interest and values of our nation. >> reporter: the president showed his appreciation. u.s. officials feared the protest may have been triggered by this antimuslim low budget film. it was produced in the u.s. there is absolutely no justification to this type of sense lings violence -- none. >> reporter: the president said the libya attack was carried out by a rogue group of militants and it will not damage the relationship with the libyan government, which is vowed as cooperation. >> thank you. about 90 minutes ago the associated press said youtube blocked that video. >>> hundreds of police officers from around the region packed a joppa town church to say gob to corporal charles licato. corral licato died when his cruiser went off the road. he is being remembered today by friends, family and colleagues as a fearless o
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Sep 6, 2012 5:30pm EDT
convention. now it's his night and just hours before her husband takes center stage michelle obama talks to diane sawyer tonight. we believe small things can make a big difference. like how a little oil from here can be such a big thing in an old friend's life. we discovered that by blending enhanced botanical oils into our food, we can help brighten an old dog's mind so he's up to his old tricks. it's just one way purina one is making the world a better place... one pet at a time. discover vibrant maturity and more at purinaone.com. . >>> all right a good day on wall street. the dow hit it's highest mark since december 27 up almost 245 points. the nasdaq above 66 and the s&p500 up 28. good numbers. >>> the heat is on. phone makers rushing to get the latest items out ahead of apple's big event. two companies reveal smart phones but the question remains how will they match up against the i-phone? allison has more tonight. >> reporter: it's a big week for products roll outs. new smart phones on wednesday with a chance for the companies to put them in the spotlight before the apple event next
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
president's record on the economy. >> president obama is moving america forward not back. >> the governor also said it's an opportunity to brag about maryland saying we are home to the number one public school system in america. in four years o'malley may be speaking as a candidate. it's been widely speculated he could run in 2016. >>> the next five days will be fun. first the yankees. cal gets his statue tomorrow and then the ravens open monday night. jamie? >> how will i make this through the next five days. ray lewis will come ot of that tunnel for his 17th season. for the first time in recent memory the ravens are sharing the spotlight with the orioles. i want you to listen to arthur johns who talks about oral closer jim johnson. >> we're from the same hold time. we have the same friends, same teachers in high school. it's cool. it's imponing to be our -- going to be our game monday night. >> listen to this. torrey smith tweeted to adam jones saying he was planning on coming to the game. adam said come on out. the ravens play the bengals monday night to open up the season. >>
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Sep 7, 2012 5:30pm EDT
president obama. the campaigns shifted focus. emily schmidt is live. what is the reaction from the president's speech today? >> reporter: we saw the strong reaction with the party faithful inside the convention hall last night. another way to gain how gauge, is that the numb of tweets per minute when me was speaking last night, set a new twister record. republicans say look at today's new job numbers, they say the democrats are all talk. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> convention cheers rang out in charlotte. the latest jobs report numbers were sobering news. >> after the party last night , the hangover today. >> reporter: the labor market lost momentum adding 96,000 jobs, down from 141,000 in july, the unemployment rate fell, too, 8.1%. candidate, mitt romney, was quick to react at a rally in iowa. >> 95,000 i believe net new jobs created and almost 400,000 people dropped out of the work force all together. it's simply unmanageable. >> reporter: president obama and vice president joe biden gave their own interpretation of the numbers. >> after lo
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Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm EDT
mitt romney's secretly taped comments at a fund-raiser made headlines. what the obama campaign is doing to capitalize on it. >>> sex ed is howeverred in some schools. now some are offering the morning after pill. where it's happening and how the community is reacting. >>> put a little weather into motion. take a look at chesapeake beach. on the cooler side. daytime highs home getting into the 60s. outside the studios, showing a beautiful shot overlook towson. here's the son going down a little before 7:00 the official sun sets. the current temperature is 67 degrees. bone dry humidity at 33%. the winds are calm between 5% to 10%. that back down. it should be around 75. we were below average for the date. 68 in frederick, cooling down in winchester and hagerstown. through the evening hours it's going to really cool down. 55 and we're back on at 11 receipt after "dancing with the stars." tomorrow morning it will be in the 70s. tomorrow the clouds will move. take a look at maryland's most powerful radar. a few of the high clouds pushing in. that's going to stay in interior new england
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
president obama wins ohio, his numbers go up to 255. say he wins another huge state like florida and he is at 284. all of a sudden it's game over. now you see why the candidates are focused on the buckeye state. >> very different messages for mitt romney and president obama. who are they talking to and where in ohio? >> reporter: mitt romney is in the middle of this campaign bus tour through the state. it's lasting three days. he's doing three campaign rally. this is the latest poll showing president obama with a 51%, 44% lead. >> there's so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again. >> reporter: as for the president, this was his 29th trip to ohio before taking office. he held rallies at two college campuses. obama targeted the middle class vote while speaking to supporters at bowling green university. >> we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years with the right policies. that's what i'm fighting for. that's why i'm running for a second term as president. that's what's going to be i
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm EDT
candidates heading back to the battleground states. we have the latest from mitt romney and president obama on the campaign trail. >>> are you tired of dog owners not picking up after their pets? >>> i wanted to load up the havre de grace camera. blue skies. let me step out. enjoy the shot. savor the weather. it is crisp, cool and sunny. you can see that the weather is much the same across the area with the temperatures in the low 80s to near 80 degrees. basically, again, this is what we wait for all year, almost no wind, certainly no rain. chesapeake beach, a sunny scenario. all across the area we seat bright conditions in baltimore itself. we've got a gorgeous, gorgeous scenario for very competitive baseball. no question about that. again, enjoying what is some great weather right now. current conditions at bwi. we've got temperatures in the mid to upper 70s across the area. 78 at bwi. humidity is comfortably low at 47%. temperatures comfortable to low 80s. the dew points in the mid-40s. this is gorgeous. we're going to stay clear tonight, clear first thing when you wake up, maybe some fo
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Sep 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
lead, calling the two tied. the obama camp is streaming the entire convention, gavel to gavel online. >>> governor martin o'malley is expanding remarks he made about the state of the country over the weekend. o'malley told face the nation that people are not better off than they were four years ago. but this morning the governor said we are better off as a country because we're creating jobs rather than losing. o'malley will speak at the democratic national convention. >>> well, for many women, labor day is the day they spent in labor giving birth to their children. it's aimed at improving a turn nal healthcare. locally members of improving birth choices gathered at the columbia mall this morning to speak out on the need for women to seek as much information on birthing options before they make choices. >> we have a voice. if you're going to choose cesarean, make sure what the real outcome is. ask for evidence-based information. >> things like convenient cesareans and when someone offers you that option and doesn't explain all the risks, it's easy to make that choice. >> the group is
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-0364. >>> well, first lady michelle obama may have stolen the show last night but not before our very own governor got a turn on the stage. he talked about our state, the public school system and its place at the top in the national rankings but then moved to a pro obama record. >> with 29 months in a row of private sector job dproaghts, president obama is moves america forward not back. >> the governor who is also chairman of the democrat pick governors so met with delegates from iowa. some political experts said this could be a warmup for governor o'malley in 2016. >>> on the consumer front, there are signs the housing industry is starting to rebound. we're witnessing a jump in home prices. in the past year it jumped 3.8%. baltimore the average price of a home climbed $28,000 since july and real estate agents report multiple pied -- bids on what's becoming a seller's market again. >> we're seeing not much inventory. hardly any selection and the good houses that are priced right, staged well, look great, they're going. >> real estate agents said pinned up demand and homes undee
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Sep 11, 2012 5:30pm EDT
obama put on his commander in chief day. his message, different from what we've seen on the campaign trail in recent weeks. today it was all about unit. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be about fear, hate or division. this will be a safer world a stronger nation and a people more united than ever before. >> reporter: mitt romney adopted the same tone at his speech at the national guard association in nevada. >> we remember with heavy hearts, the tragic loss of life and thankfulfulness to those who responded. >> reporter: paul ryan spoke previously to the national guard. >> i just wanted to come mon the anniversary of 9/11 and say thank you. >> reporter: and vice-president joe biden joined families in pennsylvania to remember flight 93. >> it's a bittersweet moment for the indoor nation, for all the -- entire nation, for all the country but particularly, for the family members gathered here today. >> reporter: the ceremony, which happened earlier today in new york, politicians were not invited to speak. >> well, he's not a crawnd but he has been making the rounds. what was bill cl
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Sep 18, 2012 5:30pm EDT
romney talks about voters who rely on government programs and he argues president obama. >> 47% are with him who believe they're victims, who believe the government has the responsibility to care for them. my job is not to worry about those people. >> reporter: monday night, romney defended the meaning behind his words. >> do you believe in a govement-centered sheet that provides more and more been fits or do you believe instead in a free enterprise society where people are able to pursue their descreems? i believe the latter. >> reporter: the other one shows him joking about his father's background and the influence of the latino vote. >> he was born in mexico. had he been born to mexican parents, i would have a better shot at wins. i say that jokingly. >> reporter: today mother jones released another clip where romney appeared pessimistic about peace in the middle east. >> committed to the destruction and elimination of israel. i'd say there's no way. >> reporter: so the romney campaign is responding to that last video clip saying those comments are consistent with what the republ
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
you, but all these issues i know we're better off because president obama made the decisions he did. now, that brings me to health care. the republicans call it derisively obama care. they say they will repeal it. are they right? let's take a look at what's actually happened so far. first, individuals in businesses have already gotten more than $1 billion in refunds from insurance companies because the law requires 80% to 85% of your premium to go to your health care, not profits or promotion. and the gains are greater than that because a bunch of insurance companies have applied to lower the rate to comply with requirements. 3 million young people between 19 and 25 are insured for the first time because their parents' policy can cover them. so millions of seniors are receiving preventive care, all the way from breast cancer screenings to tests for heart problems and scores of other things. and younger people are getting them, too. boy, soon the insurance companies, not the government, the insurance companies will have many of new customers, many of them middle class people with pre
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
all about. it's a tough act to follow but tonight, it's all about barack obama. and he will make his case in his own words about why he deserves a second term. ♪ former president bill clinton made a forceful endorsement of president barack obama on day two of the democratic national convention. >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the former president commanded the crowd. speaking for 48 minutes. making the case obama has a better path forward for the next four yearsful he countered gop criticism that voters aren't better off now than four years ago. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: clinton praised obama for reforming health care and saving the auto industry. and the former president delivered a clear distinction of what this race comes down to -- >> if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a c
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
ago. the poetry at the end, the soaring rhetoric that we're used to hear from president obama and candidate obama. but a lot of it was more pros when he talked about the choice. a choice election, not a referendum on him. and when he plays the commander in chief card and went after mitt romney for foreign policy views and foreign policy blunders, in his view. so it was almost three or four different speeches cobbled together. the crowd of course absolutely loved it. >> and john, we're hearing bruce spring teen, we take care of our own. one of the themes of the speech as well. >> no doubt. the line that stuck out to me is when he said, times have changed and so have i. when he kept repeating the fact that he is the president, playing on the pride of the people in the room. that they helped him get there. i agree with jake, in the beginning it was almost like a state of the union, talking about what he would do in a second term. but the last part of the speech was vintage obama. trying to get these people here, to get the people that drove his campaign, talking about we have provide
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
and focused their day one messages highlighting president obama's accomplishments. >> with 29 months in a row of private sector job growth, president obama is moving america forward, not back. >> he said he'd end the war in iraq and he has. >>reporter: many were critical of republican rival mitt romney, including the first latino keynote dnc speaker, san antonio mayor julian castro. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. and it ain't pretty. so here's what we're going to say to mitt romney in november, we're gonna say no. >>reporter: but tonight wrapped up with a positive speech from first lady michelle obama. the president and his two daughters watched the convention from the white house as the first lady made a plea to undecided voters. >> barack knows the american dream because he's lived it and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >>reporter: tonight the most popular ex-president will take center stage and party leaders here are hoping bill clinton will
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Sep 6, 2012 4:55am EDT
. president obama will close out the democratic national convention with a speech that's happening at 10:00 tonight. however, last night he got a pretty big boost from former president bill clinton. he hold the democratic national convention that -- told that t democratic national convention that president obama is offering a better path and he also said the republican ticket promotes a take all you're on your own mentality that's contrary to the democratic party, their ideals. >> we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it. with a relentless focus on the future with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly shared prosperity. you see? we believe that we're all in this together. is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. [ cheering and applause ] >> clinton painted the biden ticket as one that's based on shared prosperity and shared responsibility. the president will not speak at the open air bank of america stadium as previously planned. now movi
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Sep 5, 2012 4:55am EDT
minutes after 5:00 right now. first lady michelle obama addressed a crowd at the democratic national convention last night. her goal was to show america that president obama did have a softer side as a family man and a person. she said that her husband lives his values in the white house and that the issues he champions aren't political, but personal to him. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. he's thinking about the pride that comes from a hard day's work. >> so tuesday night was the first night of the dnc. the president wasn't there. he was watching his wife's address with his daughters back in washington d.c. tonight former president bill clinton will be giving a nominating speech and president obama will appear tomorrow at the event's final night. >>> today senator barbara mccull ski will appear at the democratic national convention in charlotte, but last night all eyes were on our governor. martin o'malley spoke at 10:00 last night about an hour before first lady michelle obama and there are some big is
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, barack obama. thank you, god bless you. god bless america. >> and addressing this giant and enthusiastic crowd, first lady michelle obama saying the presidency reveals who you really are. i want to show you a photo that was tweeted out earlier. can you take a look at it. it's coming up right here. there it is. the president and their two daughters. 14-year-old malia and 11-year-old sasha watching from the white house. >> a week ago, michelle obama taking off on the theme of love. saying she loves him more than she did four years ago, and 23 years ago, watching him. as you said, revealed, and tying it to what he is doing as president. also, talking about his love for the american people and what they've learned from the american people. clearly, cokie roberts down on the floor, this is a speech designed to rally the faithful and it did in this hall. >> it certainly did. the signs of we love michelle. but also, she did something important in terms of humanizing as ann romney. a lot of presidents try to portray him as different. she said he was raised just like me. as she painted a portrait
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
battleground states. seniors in florida during the weekend, president obama blasted the mitt romney medicare plan. >> here is the bottom line. their plan bankrupts medicare. our plan strengthens medicare. >> mitt romney, he was on an interview with nbc and used the jobs report, the economy adding just 96,000 jobs to rip president barack obama's record. he is holding a rally in ohio, president obama is scheduled to be at the white house. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >>> we told you time and again about the dangers of giving out personal information over the phone, scammers don't give up, they keep trying because it seems like it works. >> they are using medicare as a way to get in. joce sterman has a warning you need to hear about in this week's scam alert. >> rep
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Sep 3, 2012 4:55am EDT
. >> reporter: president obama will be in the new orleans area today to meet with officials and tour flood damage. his republican rival mitt romney did the same on friday. andrew spencer reporting. >>> a plane crash goes up in flames killing the pilot. >> coming, details of the crash and why the air show continued despite the deadly accident. >> many of you will spend time with friends and family this who will i do and that may include being out on the deck. what experts say you need to check out before you step on the deck. >>> in consumer news this morning, if your job hunting the latest job news may sound promising according to a report by the national employment law project. more than half of new jobs created have been low wage positions. the new pay 13.83 an hour or less and includes positions in retail, sales, food service and manual labor. the findings back up the department of labor report that showed more than half of workers who lost jobs during the recovery and found new ones were working for lower salaries. >>> u.s. airways and american airlines now possibly talking about a mer
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
fighting back against a new federal lunch guideline that is supported by first lady michelle obama. they say the program leaves them hungry and they are getting their message o out in a pretty unusual video. take a look. >> ♪ i need to get some food today, my friends are at the corner getting junk so they don't waste away ♪ >> guidelines limit call release -- calories to fight obesity. 650 call release, and 700 call release for middle school students and high school students, 800 calories. and now, half of each plate must be filled with vegetables and fruit and plus milk or a fruit smoothie tray. >> too healthy almost. >> so the usda says that the new men use are working in some schools and that the rules they are long overdue. >> i do like that song. >> i do. i really do. >> lynette was singing it during the break, so we'll see if we can hype up the band one more time. >>> is there anything a robot cannot do. >>> and first class coach, no matter who you are, flying can sometimes be a headache, eventual on air force one, what kept the president from landing, back in a bit. excuse us,
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Sep 4, 2012 4:55am EDT
that is anticipated. this eve, michelle obama. >> the keynote speakler be the mayor from san antonio texas. introducing him will be our governors martin o'malley, tabbing the podium around 10:00 -- taking the podium around 10:00. we will head to north carolina and send it over to brandy hit. >> reporter: good morning, the stage is set. now it's time for the democratic national convention to begin. the most popular woman in the white house will be taking the podium later tonight. the first day of the democratic national convention will spotlight first lady, might be lady michelle obama. >> reporter: the obama campaign to mrs. obama as the closer. she must convince america he husband is taking the country in the right direction. a similar opening night to last week's republican convention, when ann romney painted her husband as a likable guy. >> can i tell you mitt romney was not handed success. >> reporter: when the gavel strikes on the convention stage the president will be in the midst of his road to charlotte campaign tour touting efforts to bring the economy back. >> i stood with
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Sep 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
president obama. he has raised $347 million from individual contributions. a hefty margin over governor romney 192 million senate is stagger that president obama has raced half of his money for people giving $200 or less. >> michael beckal for the center for public integrity, a nonprofit organization says that it is a different story for governor romney where donors are each giving $2000 to his campaign. >> for romney, he has a trem amount of support from financial insurance and real estate sector. >> if there was three big industries supporting obama, it is hollywood, it has been the computer and tech industry and law firms. >> it is the education and health fields where president obama's top donors work. >> if you want to be successful ... >> and gender. >> obama has been engaging both men and women at a pretty solid clip. >> 44% of mr. obama's funds have come from women, 56% from men. compared to governor romney where women is responsible for 29%. male donors make up 70%. for as much as both campaigns are taking in, they are getting to know you better in hopes that you will open up y
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